Theth and Valbone PASS

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Package Includes

  • 2 Nights Accommodation (*shared)
  • Guesthouse breakfast, dinner & picnic lunch
  • Carpool (suggested fuel contribution 10E/person)
  • Certified Guide
  • Tour dates:   TBA  

*A minimum of 4 attendees are required for this tour to happen. Please WhatsApp to communicate with Tour Leader for an update. 

We offer an intimate experience of Albania by organizing ONLY small groups and we travel with a leisurely pace! 

Theth Valbone passage is the most iconic hikes of Albania. From Theth village (850m) to  Valbona pass (1795m) and back for about 13-kilometers. The route follows the path of an ancient mule track linking the tribal regions of Shala and Nikaj. The hike goes through a narrow crest that gives a view in both of the valleys. The Albanian Alps are one of the most impressive topographic features of Albania. The mountains are characterized by limestone and dolomite rocks and show major karst features.

THETH - Visiting Theth in the early 20th century, the traveler Edith Durham said: "I think no place where human beings live has given me such an impression of majestic isolation from all the world". Theth remains remote even today. The single road leading there from the village of Boga has been recently paved and upgraded but is still mostly impassable during the winter months until April.Thethi National Park in the southwest, is part of the Accursed Mountains and the main point of connection of the cross-country trails, of the itinerary ‘Peaks of the Balkan’. Bjeshkët e Nemuna mean "the accursed (mountains)", possibly because they are perceived as insurmountable and wild.

VALBONA - the etymology of the word in Italian ‘Val-bona,’ means ‘the Good-valley’, is a name which describes the valley, its river, and the main village in the valley. The district, bordering with Kosovo to the northeast and Montenegro to the northwest, and  *Please note we will see Valbone valley from the pass but will return to Theth village.

Day ONE - Friday

  • 15:00 - Depart from Tirana
  • 17:30 - Shkoder coffee stop
  • 19:30 - Theth Guesthouse Check In
  • 20:00 - Dinner

Day TWO - Saturday

  •   7:00 - Breakfast (+ picnic lunch)
  •   8:00 - Hike to Valbone Pass & back (6 + hrs)
  • 13:00 - Picnic Lunch on the pass
  • 16:30 - Guesthouse Theth / Rest
  • 19:00 - Dinner

Day THREE - Sunday

  •   7:00 - Breakfast  (+ picnic lunch)
  •   8:00 - Hike to the Waterfall & Visit Theth
  • 13:00 - Picnic Lunch in nature
  • 16:30 - Depart for Tirana
  • 21:00 - Expected time of arrival in Tirana

NOTE: Please inspect your hiking gear before departure and make sure it has the necessary endurance. We are going into a very remote area with no access to even shoe laces. Please bring warm layers for the evenings in the alps, wind and rain gear, hat, back pack and picnic lunch box, water bottles etc. You must be an experienced hiker to complete this tour and be able to hike from 6-8 hours (including breaks).

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Meeting Point:                              Sheshi Frederik Shopen (MAP HERE) 

Departure Time:                           8:00 am (please arrive 15 minutes prior)             

 

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